OrderPaperToday – Senator Dino Melaye has reacted to the judgement by the Kogi election tribunal declaring his seat vacant and ordering for a fresh election for Kogi West senatorial seat.
A petition was filed by a main opponent, Senator Smart Adeyemi of APC.
According to Adeyemi, the election that took place in February was characterised by irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral acts.
In a statement personally signed by Melaye, he described the judgment as “a total miscarriage of Justice” that is “full of importation of information that are alien to the case”.
Melaye also told Adeyemi that is “jubilation is short-lived” as that he intends to appeal the judgement.
The statement reads: “I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice”
“I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement”
“I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short lived while appealing to my teaming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secured and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.”